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Get the Look: 28 Leather Sofas in Cognac, Tobacco & Caramel

Did yesterday’s post, Montage: Cognac Colored Leather Sofas convince you that leather sofas, especially those in natural shades, can look truly fantastic in a living room with a more modern aesthetic? I would never have paired leather and sheepskin, or leather and bright pops of color, but the look works, right? If you’re looking for living room furniture, would you consider a leather sofa? Or would you just use yesterday’s rooms as inspiration for styling a leather sofa you may already have? Just in case you are contemplating a purchase, here are 28 leather sofas in modern silhouettes and cognac, tobacco, and caramel hues. My favorites are 3, 13, and 23. I was not familiar with DeSede, but I’m loving what I see!

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S H O P P I N G 

1. Gaston Leather Sofa

2. Karre Leather Sofa

3. Leather and Rosewood Sofa by Fredrik Kayser for Vatne

4. T.H. Robsjohn Gibbings Sofa

5. ‘60s Borge Mogensen Coupe Sofa 

6. Lesley Series Leather Sofa

7. Ubald Klug Two Piece Terrazza Sofa

8. ‘60s Danish Leather & Chrome Sofa

9. Battersea Sofette

10. Como Leather Sofa

11. Vintage ‘80s Italian Leather Settee

12. Milo Baughman Rosewood & Leather Sofa 

13. De Sede DS-80 Day Bed

14. Bungalow 5 Cassini Sofa

15. The Rock Sofa by Gerard van den Berg for Monti

16. Brooklyn Leather Sofa

17. DeSede Leather Love Seat

18. Darrin Leather Sofa

19. Brooks Leather Sofa

20. Percival Lafer Sofa

21. Grant XL Leather Sofa

22. Chester Leather Sofa

23. 70s DeSede Three-Seat Sofa

24. Extremely Long Karl Erik Ekselius Leather Sofa 

25. Nixon Leather Sofa

26. Modway Loft Leather Sofa

27. Topeka Leather Chesterfield Sofa

28. Wing Deluxe Convertible Sofa 

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Scheming: Meredith and Daniel’s Master Bedroom

If you read my blog post about gray sofas earlier this month, then you know I have sashayed into the realm of decorator. To recap: A friend asked me to decorate her new four bedroom apartment in New York City. There’s no construction, kitchens or baths involved; it’s the paint and wallpaper, furniture, rugs, lighting, and accessories. There are a few pieces making the move that I’ll need to integrate, and the toddler’s room is pretty much set, leaving the master bedroom, nursery, guest bedroom/office, playroom, living room, and dining room.

The master bedroom seemed like the easiest place to start. Meredith is really drawn to this bedroom, particularly the jade color, designed by New York City designer Fawn Galli.

Designed by Fawn Galli

I’m a huge fan of Fawn’s work. In this room, I  love the dramatic green headboard and wallpaper with surreal  tree forms. However, the bedroom that really spoke to me for this project was the one I wrote about for TradHome, by San Francisco designer (of whom I am equally enamored), Palmer Weiss.

Designed by Palmer Weiss

Some of the differences between the two rooms reflect how my tastes and Meredith’s can differ. She tends to favor curvier, more feminine styles, while I really like more spare, hard-edged lines. Luckily, blue and green are both of our go-to colors.

She knew she wanted an upholstered headboard. After sifting through styles and swatches from Jonathan Adler, Dwell Studio, Serena & Lily, West Elm, Crate & Barrel, Ballard,  Williams-Sonoma, Oly, Cisco, Vanguard, and Lee Industries, we chose the Serena & Lily Pondicherry trimmed with nickel nailheads. We haven’t confirmed an exact fabric yet, but it will be white.

For wallpaper on the bed wall, we ordered samples from Walnut Wallpaper, Graham & Brown, Burke Decor,and indie designers’ sites. I didn’t find a jade green—most were sea foam or pale sky blue. She liked several, and we narrowed it to two choices: Grow House Grow! ‘Mme. Jeanne’ and the new Timorous Beasties ‘Butterflies,’ which we have yet to see IRL (in real life).

Master bedroom floor plan

Which decorating scheme do you prefer?  
Feel free to leave feedback. Remember, I’m new at this.

Scheme #1

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Scheme #2

S H O P P I N G

Scheme #1
Wallpaper:
Grow House Grow! Mme. Jeanne, Grow House Grow!

Bed:
Serena & Lily Pondicherry Bed with Nailheads, Serena & Lily.

Nightstands:
Malibu Loft by Somerset Bay Concave Side Chest, Zinc Door.
Bungalow 5 Jacqui Side Table, Clayton Gray Home.
Jonathan Adler Preston Side Table, Jonathan Adler.

Rugs:
Suzanne Kasler Oria Flower rug,  Safavieh.
Jill Rosenwald ‘Fallon’ flat weave wool rug,  Hayneedle.
Surya Spectrum wool rug, RugStudio.
Suzanne Kasler Athene wool & silk rug, Zinc Door.
Martha Stewart Ikat Marsh wool & silk rug, Zinc Door.
Frontier Moroccan flat weave wool rug, Zinc Door.
Bowron vintage shearling rug, Burke Decor.

Chandeliers:
Arteriors Caviar Staggered Pendant, Candelabra.
Calais Glass Chandelier in Aquamarine,  Z Gallerie.

Dressers:
World’s Away Studly Lacquer Dresser, The Well Appointed House.
Jonathan Adler Channing 6-Drawer Dresser, Jonathan Adler.

Scheme #2
Wallpaper:
Timorous Beasties Butterflies,  Timorous Beasties.

Bed:
Serena & Lily Pondicherry Bed with Nailheads, Serena & Lily.

Nightstands:
Bungalow 5  Jacqui Side Table, Clayton Gray Home.
Malibu Loft by Somerset Bay Concave Side Chest, Zinc Door.

Rugs:
David Easton Paro Grid wool & silk rug, Zinc Door.
Shabati Paxi wool & acrylic rug, Zinc Door.
Surya Spectrum ivory rug, Hayneedle.
Thomas O’Brien Deco Garden wool & silk rug, Zinc Door.
Surya Thom Filicia Griffith Park wool & viscose rug, Buy.com.

Chandeliers:
(Existing) Five-Light Coral Branch Chandelier, Ballard Designs.
Arteriors Caviar Chandelier, The Well Appointed House.

Dressers:
Bennett Lowboy Dresser, Zinc Door.
Malibu Loft by Somerset Bay 12-Drawer Dresser, Zinc Door.
Vanguard Mirrored Chest, Horchow.

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Get the Look: 50 Modern Bar Carts, Serving Carts, and Trolleys

As you know, bar carts  have become the must-have accent piece in the modern home. Even those who don’t drink want shiny a bar cart set up in an unused corner, styled to perfection with all the best bar accoutrements—decanters, shakers, stirrers, striped paper straws, martini glasses—finished with a killer piece of artwork hanging on the wall above it.

Bars don’t have to be on casters (though all the bar carts in this post are on wheels). You can create a bar in a cleared out section of a bookshelf, on a lacquered tray atop a console table, or repurpose the armoire you no longer need for your TV since you switched to a flatscreen. A tray table—the kind that’s an actual tray set into a butler’s stand—works particularly well as a home bar too.

This entry has been one of the site’s top five posts since I first published it over two years ago; it’s been long overdue for an overhaul. As of November 10, 2014 you’ll find 50 brand new bar carts arrayed here. With the holidays approaching, it seemed an ideal time for a bar carts refresh.

I’ve been thinking about setting up a bar for my husband for like half a dozen years now. At this point, with the boys approaching teendom, we’ll need a bar cabinet with a lock. (I’ll work on a bar cabinet post soon.) Perhaps I could pull one together as a holiday gift. Or his next birthday. We will be entertaining for our son’s bar mitzvah this winter. Can’t have a cocktail party without a  pretty home bar, after all.

This selection of 50 bar carts, serving carts, and trolleys, some with removable trays, are all ideal for setting up your home bar. Styles include contemporary, mid-century modern, art deco, and traditional classics in brass, walnut, acrylic, polished nickel, lucite, birch, oak, rattan and more.

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S H O P P I N G 

1 Libations Bar Cart, $599 at Crate & Barrel.

2 Gerard Bar Cart by Worlds Away, $1,247.50 at The Well Appointed House.  

3 Isadora Console Table on Casters by Bungalow 5, $1,113 at Zinc Door. 

4 Dar Rolling Round Black Bar Cart, $79.99 at Amazon.

5 Connaught Brass Oval Bar Cart by Arteriors Home, $1,476 at Wayfair.

6 Gastone Trolley in Blue by Antonio Citterio for Kartell, $935 at Lumens.  

7 Luxembourg Yellow Bar Cart by Fermob, $785 at Lumens.  

8 Alvar Aalto Tea Trolley 901 by Artek, $2,230 at Horne

9 Turquoise Lacquer Bamboo Bar Cart, $1,712.50 at The Well Appointed House.  

10 Industrial Style Bar Cart by Woodland Imports, $309.04 at Wayfair. 

11 Lucite Bar Cart. $375 at Furbish.  

12 Foxed Mirror Chrome Bar Cart, $399 at West Elm. 

13 Cart With Antiqued Mirror Tray, $1,170 at The Well Appointed House.  

14 Bølling Red & Oak Tray Table on Casters, $695 at DWR.

15 Barboy by Verner Panton, $1,850 at DWR.

16 South Seas Rattan Bar Cart, $395 at Serena & Lily

17 Møller Serving Trolley, $1,725 at DWR

18 Trays Black Seving Cart by Piero Lissoni for Kartell, $650 at YLiving

19 Clara Bar Cart in Gunmetal, $299.95 at Pier 1

20 Swedish Light Wood Serving Cart, $159.95 at Williams-Sonoma Home

21 Lilly Lacquer Bar Cart, $425 at Society Social.

22  Ireland Silver Geometric Bar Cart by Worlds Away, $1,020 at ShopTen25

23 Mai Tai Trolley by Punt & Odosdesign, $875 at A+R.  

24 Melrose Bar Cart by Mitchell Gold+Bob Williams, $2,750 at Bloomingdale’s. 

25 Round White Serving Cart, $108.89 at Wayfair

26 Gold Finish Iron Bar Cart by Safavieh, $299.99 at Target. 

27  Cosmopolitan Polished Nickel Bar Cart, $1,160 at Williams-Sonoma Home.

28 Lilly Turquoise Lacquer Bar Cart, $425 at Society Social.

29 Vintage Mid-Century Bar Cart by Nasco, $300 at Chairish

30 Roland Gold Leaf Bar Cart by Worlds Away, $817 at ShopTen25.  

31 Cottage Rattan Bar Cart, $395 at Serena & Lily.  

32 Cheval Antiqued Brass Bar Cart, $1,950 at Jonathan Adler

33 Workshop Industrial Style  Bar Cart, $1,399 at West Elm.  

34 Vintage Mid-Century Modern Bar Cart, $1,250 at Chairish.

35 Bølling Walnut Tray Table, $895 at DWR

36 Gerard Gold Leaf X Bar Cart by Worlds Away, $947at ShopTen25.  

37 Polished Nickel Bar Cart, $1,476 at The Well Appointed House

38 Parisian Bar Cart, $995 at Serena & Lily

39 Bayou Classic Stainless Steel Utility Cart, $142.98 at Amazon. 

40 Red Vintage Danish Modern Bar Cart, $1,100 at Chairish.

41 Mathieu Mategot Perforated Steel Server, $2,950 at Thomas Brillet, 1st Dibs.

42 Faux Bamboo Bar Cart by Powell Furniture, $184.39 at Wayfair. 

43 Weldon Turquoise Serving Cart, $179.95 at Pier 1

44 Manhattan Red Lacquer Bar Cart, $595 at Serena & Lily

45 Fancy Gold Serving Cart by Woodlands Import, $227.94 at All Modern

46 Wheelie Bar Cart, $259 at CB2.

47 Lisbon Brass Bar Cart by Arteriors Home, $1,200 at Wayfair.

48 Prost Bar Cart, $699 at Crate & Barrel.

49 The Marshall Black Metal Bar Cart, $29.50 at Amazon.

50 Brooke Polished Nickel & Mirror Bar Cart, $499 at Pottery Barn.  

 

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